by Villa de la Luna | Nov 29, 2016 | Travel
Taking a trip to a foreign country offers a world of unknown and differences from where you currently reside. Costa Rica is especially one of the most fascinating countries to visit for the unique experience you’ll receive.
Costa Rica is not over the top with sky-rise buildings and huge shopping malls. Instead, Costa Rica is full of wildlife, a rich and thriving Rainforest, and cities that will allow you to forget your big-world worries and get more in touch with people and nature.
Wondering what some of the differences of Costa Rica may be? Here are a few things that set Costa Rica apart from many other countries!
Costa Rica Runs on Renewable Energy
Throughout 2016, Costa Rica has developed a running streak where the entire country runs strictly on renewable energy. This has been in the works since 2014 but was not until recently that other sources of energy have been derived. This allows us to use our resources for energy without harming our beautiful and delicate ecosystem.
Costa Rica is made up of 51% tropical rainforests. Besides providing tons of exciting tours and activities for tourists, rainforests benefit the country and the world in many ways. By absorbing carbon dioxide, rainforests help to reduce the effects of worldwide climate change. In addition to the important role rainforests play in Earth’s climate, they also are an important home to about half of the species of plants and wildlife on the planet. Because who doesn’t love reducing carbon dioxide and providing a home for plants and wildlife?
Perfect Weather All Year
The average temperature year-round in Costa Rica is 76 °F. Verano, or summer, is known as the “dry season” and lasts from December to the beginning of April. There is usually little to no rain during the dry season, allowing optimal activities for everyone. Invierno, or the rainy season, is also known as the “green season.” The rainy season lasts from April until the middle of December and brings a predictable rain schedule that can be comparable to that of Florida in the United States. Those traveling to Costa Rica are suggested to plan their trips to be active in the mornings and evenings, while resting and relaxing in the afternoon. The rainy season feeds the Rainforest and brings about a new color and wildlife experience that is unlike any other. The rich ecosystem is thriving and in its prime during this time of year.
Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind country and offers much more than the mind could ever imagine. Visit Costa Rica and see just how incredible this beautiful country is!
by Villa de la Luna | Oct 24, 2016 | Travel
There is no break more desirable than Spring Break! What better way to finally escape the lingering winter months than by escaping to a tropical paradise? Whether a girl’s (or guy’s) week away from college or a family trip that the kids will never forget, there is something in Costa Rica for everyone to enjoy! Villa de la Luna is a great place to stay if you want to be pampered, but also want to enjoy some quiet time.
See what’s waiting for you in Costa Rica for Spring Break!
There’s nothing better than a day spent by the pool, with only a quick 5-minute walk to the beach
Everyone will have their own space to unwind… with a view!
There are excursions and activities for everyone to enjoy
All-inclusive amenities will save money on food and beverages
Costa Rica is experiencing it’s “dry” season, so weather will be gorgeous and ecosystem thriving
Convinced that Costa Rica would be the perfect getaway for Spring Break? Check our availability and click here to request dates!
by Villa de la Luna | Sep 26, 2016 | Travel
Some of the biggest difficulties in trying to get the family together is trying to get everyone to live in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. Whether it’s unplugging from our devices or simply being able to “be in the now,” all families struggle with this from time to time. We’re happy to tell you that taking a family trip to Costa Rica may be just what you need to unplug and unwind!
After traveling the few hour plane ride to Costa Rica, many will be anxious to get back to their cell phones and update any and all social media platforms with #InCostaRica or #WeMadeIt followed by pictures of them waiting to exit the plane. What happens after this however, is what makes Costa Rica a wonderful place to leave our devices behind and escape reality.
– The Beautiful Views
When you get off the plane at Liberia Airport, you will begin to see all of the beauties that are native to Costa Rica. Firstly, the people and cultural differences will heighten curiosity and peak your interests. Second comes the gorgeous agriculture and wildlife that will greet you as you take your first few steps into Costa Rica.
– Limited Cell Phone Service
It is true that your cell phone service will not be as strong as it is where you came from, but that’s a good thing! Some places across Guanacaste will offer Wifi as you go off on excursions, and of course, we offer complimentary wifi in our All-inclusive packages.
– Everything Is New
New food, new architecture, new faces, new everything! Costa Rica is known to attract people with the beautiful nature and beaches, but like the true way to anyone’s heart, the food will make you never want to leave. Suddenly vacations in the past become one familiar blur and are replaced with constantly changing “firsts” as you have your first true Costa Rican meal or run into your first monkey.
– Living In Paradise
You will be too consumed with the daily thrills of canopy tours or surfing that you won’t be thinking about your mobile devices or social media updates. Instead, you’ll see who can make the biggest splash into the infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean or who can eat the most Tostones.
If you’re having difficulty getting your whole family to unplug and live in the now, Costa Rica may be the perfect family vacation to take! See some of the awesome things families enjoy doing together while staying at our Villa, here!
by Villa de la Luna | Jul 18, 2016 | Activities
What could make a Costa Rican vacation better than seeing native animals of Africa? We always look for new parks, adventures, and tours to share with our guests, and this new discovery has to be one of the best yet! This is one of the first natural adventure parks in Liberia, Guanacaste, which allows you to experience the thrill of the exotic animals, trails, waterfalls and all activities that are in balance with nature.
Begin your day by kayaking through the river ways, viewing the beautiful land and waterfalls. After this exciting adventure, partake in the Safari Tour and feed carrots to zebras, giraffes, and more native animals to Africa aboard a spacious tour bus. Following this enjoyable tour, grab a delicious lunch prepared by the staff at the La Pampa Ponderosa restaurant that is located on the premises. After enjoying an unforgettable meal, explore the rest of the grounds and Amani House on horseback.
This adventure is perfect for families of all ages! To see more about the fun and exciting things to do at the Africa Safari Adventure park, visit their website here! Step into the African Safari while staying with us in Costa Rica! To see the complete list of excursions available while staying at our Costa Rican Beach Villa, click here.
by Villa de la Luna | Jun 9, 2016 | Travel
Getting engaged to your special someone is one of life’s greatest moments, but once the initial euphoria and surprise wear off, you’re left with a whirlwind of emotions, endless notifications on your cell phone, and the pressure of having to plan the perfect wedding. So what’s the next step you wonder? First sit down with your family and fiancé and decide upon a budget that everyone is comfortable with spending.Once this is done, talk about the estimated number of guests, a date, and most importantly, where it will be. Some of the most overlooked nuptials are destination weddings. Here are the top three reasons why a destination wedding is perfect for your big day!
One of the most frustrating parts about confirming your guest list is having to include people you’ve never even met but are friends of the family. The best way to avoid hurting the feelings of others is choosing to travel for your “I Do’s.” When having a destination wedding, it usually implies that it will be very close friends and immediate family, and to those that are reserved and family oriented, what could be better than that?
Weddings with 150+ people can be around $30,000+ just for the reception, so if you’d like to stick to budget and not break the bank while tying the knot, a destination wedding is perfect for you! We offer a variety of bridal packages starting at $3,000, to view some of our packages, click here.
There will be no additional costs for travel for the honeymoon, which is a HUGE advantage! After you say “I Do,” you’re able to kick back and relax with your guests in a tropical paradise! With enough space for the entire group, it will provide your intimacy with your new spouse but also provide for one of the greatest memory building experiences possible!
If you’re on the fence about having a destination wedding, we would be more than happy to help provide some assistance and show what is waiting for you in Costa Rica! Click here to see more information in regards to bridal packages and additional villas for larger parties.